Teachers

Each of our teachers offers a unique and personal style of teaching. All Lotus Studio yoga teachers have attained internationally recognised teacher registration to assure you of clear guidance through a safe and informative practice. Our teachers are deeply committed to their own practice and teaching.

Zen Meditation

Kevin is a Dharma teacher with the Dharma Centre in Roberson which stems out of the Korean Zen Buddhist lineage. 

 

The way of Zen is to know yourself; 

To know yourself is to forget yourself ; 

To forget yourself

is to be awakened by all things 

Dogen Japanese Zen Master (c1290) 

The prime vehicle of Zen is a particular style of Meditation called Zazen. Kevin leads the Zen sangha at the Lotus Studio every Tuesday evening at 17h30. Newcomers are welcome. 

 

Vinyasa Yoga

Kama is a dedicated Yogini and mother of 2 with a deep love of all things yoga. She completed her Vinyasa teacher training (YA RYT200) in Bali at Radiantly Alive in 2016. She is registered with Yoga Alliance and continues to grow through her own self practice and continuing study through workshops and online courses.

Join Kama for a dynamic, flowing vinyasa yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Awaken your strength, energy and flexibility in a fun atmosphere.

 

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about who you become on the way down . . .”

 

Flow Yoga

Nicki’s "formal" training includes the Africa Yoga Teacher Training in May 2007 (YA RYT200) and the Radiantly Alive Yoga Teacher Training in Bali in November 2012. She more recently completed 2 comprehensive online courses as instructed

by Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy (www.yogasynergy.com) which have greatly influenced how she practices and teaches.

Her classes offer intentional movement that promotes the flow of energy through the body and creates a sense of calm vitality. She believes that yoga offers us the opportunity to open our hearts to joy, express ourselves creatively, find our own natural rhythm and reconnect to our natural state of peace and contentment and the life-pulse of our breath.

She draws inspiration from classical & contemporary yoga teachings, music, art and life.

 

Feel the Bliss

Charlotte completed her teacher training at Africa Yoga in 2007 (RYT200) and has since studied with an international array of instructors both in South Africa and the US.  She is interested in a holistic approach to yoga and relies on aspects from a variety of disciplines to heal and maintain health, vitality and serenity. 

 

Charlotte's Wednesday evening classes employ yin and restorative poses, breathing and meditation techniques, including the deep meditation of yoga nidra  to discard  stress and embrace  bliss, nurturing body, mind, heart and  spirit.  

Feel the Bliss is suitable for practitioners from beginning to advanced.

 
 

Hatha Yoga and Kids Yoga

Olia

Wild Harmony Yoga

Stuart began exploring and teaching the profound conscious connection between belly, breath and sound during his studies of classical flute music over 25 years ago. For over 12 years he has been blending yoga and meditation with innovative approaches to life, business, performance and lifestyle coaching and completed his Moving in Awareness (MIA) Yoga teacher training in September 2016.

Wild Harmony Yoga classes present a carefully considered fusion of safely accessible and subtle healing hatha and vinyasa with progressively stronger challenges drawn from both ancient and modern yoga. Long strong seemingly static standing and balancing poses merge with mindful meditation, playful pranayama, yogic philosophy, modern science and deep relaxation.

 

Tai Chi & Chi Gong

Wendy trained in tai ji and karate (Kobujutsu) with Sifu Leo Ming at the Martial Art Academy in 2000 and later became an assistant teacher in the dojo where she also taught small groups in her own capacity.

Tai ji is a martial art and meditation practice that embodies stillness in motion and motion in stillness.

Energy levels improve, the martial art component is included and subtleties are revealed in direct experience.  Included in the classes are acupressure and chi gong sequences.  Tai ji and Chi Gong are appropriate for people of all ages.

 The art of peace through unification of polarity ~ Leo Ming

 

Iyengar Yoga

Jane started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1998. She qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level II in January 2010.  She completed the next level of training, Junior Intermediate Level I, in October 2015.

 

Jane teaches Iyengar yoga on an introductory and intermediate level, and her classes are accessible to all. The use of props enables all students to do the posture with the correct alignment to obtain the full benefits of the pose.

  

I thank all my teachers who have taught me over the years and encouraged and strengthened my yoga practice. Love and gratitude to you all.

 

Iyengar Yoga

Connie Knopp is a certified  Iyengar Yoga teacher..a certification that takes three years. Connie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She has also studied Chinese medicine specializing in shiatsu massage Aswell as Taichi Chaun..which she also teaches privately.

She has a passion for sharing the joy of practicing yoga so that everyone can experience physical health and mental happiness. A healing process is ignited by steady practice of yoga creating well being for all no matter age ect. Courage, clarity of mind and acceptance of ourselves are a few qualities that are experienced with practice. The use of props make yoga accessible to everyone.  The Monday 17:30 class is suited to students with some experience. Connie loves teaching  privates from beginner to advanced. 

Iyengar Yoga

Tatum has been practicing meditation for 15 years and has been involved in conscious body movement for more than 10 years.

She is in her 3rd extended year of Iyengar Teacher training, having been practicing Iyengar for 6 years.

She has a passion to share the Iyengar approach of precision and alignment as she has found it to be so healing for her own body.

"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees" ~ BKS Iyengar

Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself - Chinese Proverb 

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